Indianapolis International Ballet Competition

 11 June
 P.O. Box 40567, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
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 Indianapolis City Ballet
Indianapolis International Ballet Competition June 11-14, 2015 Premiere Judges, Teachers and Coaches convene in Indianapolis, USA to provide instruction, guidance and opportunity to dance students from age 11 to 21. This annual competition plans to welcome an internationally diverse group of dancers of the highest quality and accomplishment. A qualification process adjudicated by renowned dancers and teachers will assure a high standard – deadline for qualification by video is January 23, 2015. Additionally, dancers who have received medals at prestigious international competition may be eligible to compete without additional video qualification (see rules online). The experience in Indianapolis will be unique in the ballet world – conducted completely on the campus of Butler University (including Theater, Studios, Dormitories and Dining), competitors who choose housing on campus will have all competition venues within a 5-minute walk. The competition was created by Indianapolis City Ballet in consultation with judges who are not only directors of major ballet conservatories but also frequent participants in other competitions. The format and rules are designed to make a clear and transparent judging process, to base the provision of scholarships on not only variations performed on stage but also to see dancers work in technique classes and to provide a valuable experience to all participants. Enrollment for competitors will be limited to a total of 180 dancers in three age divisions including: Lower-Level Girls and Boys (ages 11-13) Upper-Level Girls and Boys (ages 14-16)· Pre-professional Ladies (ages 17-19) and Gentlemen (ages 17-21) All dancers invited to compete in Indianapolis will receive a one-on-one coaching session of their first classical variation, daily master classes with Teacher/Coaches, a contemporary/modern class prior to the contemporary round and a “Meet the Artists” session with the Teacher/Coaches. We believe that the IIBC has some unique characteristics that define its value in the ballet world including: · Focus on the whole dancer with judges watching class and teachers providing a coaching session · High international standard of Judges and Teachers · Requirement that all dancers be seen in class as well as in both a classical variation and contemporary solo before eliminations · A significant learning component for all competitors · Quick walking distance between all venues making it a convenient setting · Lower cost of participation than other leading competition Prizes for Competitors include cash awards and apprenticeships for the Pre-Professional division as well as scholarships for the Upper and Lower Divisions. A preeminent panel of judges and teacher/coaches has been convened that is scheduled to include: QUALIFICATION JURY* Clinton Luckett (Chair) - Ballet Master, American Ballet Theatre Darci Kistler - Faculty, School of American Ballet Gillian Murphy - Principal Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre Judges* Edwaard Liang (Chair) - Renowned Choreographer & Artistic Director, BalletMet Patrick Armand – Associate Director, San Francisco Ballet School Franco De Vita – Artistic Director, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT Edward Ellison - Founder & Artistic Director, Ellison Ballet Hae Shik Kim - Founding Dean, Korean National University of Arts, School of Dance Alexei Kremnev – Artistic Director, The Joffrey Academy of Dance Tadeusz Matacz – Director, John Cranko Schule Shelly Power – Academy Director, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy Mavis Staines – Artistic Director and CEO, Canada’s National Ballet School Demis Volpi - Choreographer-in-Residence, Stuttgart Ballet COACHES/TEACHERS* Angel Corella - Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Ballet Greta Hodgkinson - Principal Ballerina, National Ballet of Canada Susan Jaffe - Dean of Dance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Monique Loudiere - Former Director, Rosella Hightower School, Cannes Yuan Yuan Tan - Principal Ballerina, San Francisco Ballet Daniel Ulbricht - Principal, New York City Ballet SCHEDULE* (sample): · Day One: Ballet Class, Individual Coaching, Classical Variations Round One · Day Two: Ballet Class, Modern/Contemporary Class, Contemporary Solos Round Two · Day Three: Ballet Class, Meet the Artists Sessions, Eliminations, Final Classical Variations Round Three · Day Four: Awards and Final Performance * Subject to Change Qualification, registration and more information at: or email: To stay connected follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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